2nd-gen Hyundai Creta bookings hit the 20,000 mark

According to a media report, Hyundai has received almost 20,000 bookings for the second generation Creta.

The second generation Creta was launched in March, this year. The carmaker had received 14,000 pre-bookings for the car even before it was launched.

Hyundai claims that it had received close to 18,000 bookings when the countrywide lockdown to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic was announced. Out of the total number of bookings received during the lockdown, 75% of them have been for the Creta. Deliveries are expected to begin after the lockdown is lifted.

The second generation Creta is available in 5 trim levels - E, EX, S, SX and SX (O). The SUV is offered with three engine options. The first option is a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 113 BHP @ 6,300 rpm and 144 Nm @ 4,500 rpm. It is paired with either a 6-speed manual or CVT gearbox.

The second engine option is a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit that produces 138 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 242 Nm @ 1,500-3,200 rpm. It is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The third engine option is a 1.5-litre diesel that puts out 113 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 250 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm. This is engine is available with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.

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